Black Diamond Venom Adze Ice Axe

Specs

Weight 528 g / 1 lb 3 oz (50 cm hammer with leash)
Pick Tech Pick: Chromoly steel
Head Head, Hammer/Adze, Spike: stainless steel
Shaft Aluminum
Grip Dual-density

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Manufacturer's Description

The ultimate hybrid axe for technical couloirs and rugged alpine terrain, the Black Diamond Venom bridges the gap between classic piolet and technical ice tool. The curved upper shaft provides added clearance during technical ice and snow sections, while the traditional spike makes for smooth plunging on the uphill. The dual-density grip and included Lockdown Leash increase security when things get dicey.

  • Climbs steep couloirs, plunges and self arrests
  • Venom Hammer is equipped with a Tech Pick and the Venom Adze comes with the Classic Pick
  • Comfortable, dual-density molded grip
  • Lockdown Leash included
  • CEN-B certified

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Perfect for light-and-fast ski mountaineering and alpine climbs, the Black Diamond Venom Adze ice axe offers an interchangeable pick, sliding FlickLock pommel and ergonomically shaped, angled shaft.

- REI

The Black Diamond Venom Adze Ice Axe is an ice tool for alpine Climbing and ski mountaineers. Ergonomic in shape, the angled shaft delivers Technical function out on the mountain. Adjust quickly with the FlickLock pommel to get the most out of every climb and situation. Features of the Black Diamond Venom Adze Ice Axe Stainless steel head with integrated adze or hammer Interchangeable pick construction is compatible with all BD picks Asymmetrical angled shaft with integrated grip for ergonomic handling Hammer comes with Mountain Tech pick, Adze comes with Mountain Classic pick Adjustable FlickLock pommel CEN-B certified Designed for weight conscious alpinists and ski mountaineers A fully interchangeable pick, sliding FlickLock pommel An ergonomically shaped, angled shaft

- Moosejaw

Half technical ice tool and half classic piolet, the Black Diamond Venom Adze Ice Axe is ideal for steep alpine climbs and ski mountaineering routes where some overhead swinging may be involved. The classic pick is made of a light but strong chromoly steel that is ideal for self-arresting. The curved aluminum shaft provides additional clearance when ascending steep colouirs, and the stainless steel spike provides an extra point of balance when traveling across snow fields.

- Backcountry.com

Combining the technical precision of an ice tool with the classic alpine functionality of a piolet, the Black Diamond Venom ice axe is the one tool to have for technical ski mountaineering missions, classic glacier routes and moderate snow climbs with short cruxes. The Venom's stainless steel head features a fully interchangeable pick design that is compatible with any Black Diamond pick. The integrated grip and asymmetrical angled shaft provide security and easy handling when swinging it like an ice tool, and a sliding FlickLock pommel offers an adjustable second grip for choking up on steep snow. Stainless steel head with integrated adze or hammer Interchangeable pick construction is compatible with all BD picks Asymmetrical angled shaft with integrated grip for ergonomic handling Hammer comes with Mountain Tech pick, Adze comes with Mountain Classic pick Adjustable FlickLock pommel Cen-B certified Weight : Adze: [50 cm] 514 g (1 lb 2 oz); [57 cm] 545 g (1 lb 3 oz); [64 cm] 574 gm (1 lb 4 oz) Pick : [Adze] Mountain Classic Head : Stainless steel Shaft : Aluminum Grip : Dual-density

- Bentgate.com